Friday, May 23, 2014

Gathering in Christ

John 7:38
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.

Our Lord always preaches anti-self-realization; He is not after developing a man at all. He is after making a man exactly like Himself, and the measure of the Son of God is self-expenditure.  If we believe on Jesus Christ, it is not what we gain but what He pours through us that counts. It is not that God makes us beautifully rounded grapes, but that He squeezes the sweetness out of us. Who can measure the influence of a star or of a lily? A sacrament is the real presence in the actual elements; in this connection, the actual elements are our lives.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 143 (5/23)
From The Place of Help

This photograph is from the Facebook page of Kristofer Rowe.

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